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The Hurricane Party Announces Cast for World Premiere Production

Tony nominee Maria Dizzia will direct David Thigpen's play for the Collective NY.

Maria Dizzia will direct the world premiere of The Hurricane Party for the Collective NY.
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The Collective NY has announced the complete cast for its world premiere of David Thigpen's The Hurricane Party, running August 29-October 7 at the Studio Stage at the Cherry Lane Theatre, with opening night set for Tuesday, September 11. Maria Dizzia directs.

Michael Abbott Jr. (In the Radiant City), Booker Garrett (Inside Amy Schumer), Kevin Kane (I Feel Pretty), Lacy Marie Meyer (Someplace Strange), Sayra Player (the Collective NY's co-artistic director), and Toni Lachelle Pollitt (Reasons to Be Pretty at Under St. Marks Theatre) will star in the production.

The creative team will include Frank Oliva (set design), Louise Ingalls Sturges (costume design), Eric Glauber (sound design), Miriam Nolifa Crowe (lighting design), and Stephen Gabis (dialect coach).

The Hurricane Party is described as follows: "Thigpen's pulverizing southern American voice takes us on a breakneck roller coaster ride where the characters are forced to face themselves in the most dangerous time of their lives."